Cornerback Brian Edwards leaving Florida

The Florida Gators are losing another member of their football team.

Monday cornerback Brian Edwards announced his intention to transfer away from the University of Florida via Twitter.

“First I want to say thank you to the University of Florida for all they have done for me the past two years,” Edwards wrote on Twitter. “Unfortunately, I will be entering the transfer portal and looking to further my education and athletic ability elsewhere.”

“This was a very tough decision for me. I have built great relationships, impacted others, and grown so much throughout my time attending the University. My time being at the University of Florida I have has some ups and downs but I will forever cherish my time here as a Gator.”

Edwards played two seasons, mostly on special teams, for the Gators and will have two years of eligibility remaining. In two seasons he logged seven tackles, four pas breakups and a fumble recovery. Edwards was not expected to have a major role in the defense, having been passed up by some younger players in the spring but his departure will leave Florida with one less defensive back, increasing the need for incoming freshmen to be ready to play right away.

Florida will have two bonafied starters in Marco Wilson and C.J. Henderson, as well as a rising star in Trey Dean but will need to get freshmen Kaiir Elam, Jaydon Hill and Chester Kimbrough ready to contribute.

Edwards signed off with these words.

“It was also a pleasure being apart of the DBU tradition at the University of Florida but I’m looking to find a new home to thrive and meet my full potential in my academics and my athletics for my remaining two years of eligibility.”

Edwards is the ninth player that has transferred away from the program this offseason.

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Nick de la Torre
A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC